Sheffield United vs Newcastle United
England – Premier League
Date: Tuesday, 12 January 2021
Kick-off at 18:00 UK/ 19:00 CET
Venue: Bramall Lane.
Each passing day the Blades seem to be eager to re-establish their status as the worst in the competition. They are certainly placed dead last in the table still, and are yet to post a victory during this campaign.
In fact, of their total 17 fixtures so far, barring two draws, the remaining 15 were losses – such is the sorry state of affairs for the squad. Moreover, they have scored a total of just eight goals all through this competition.
Suffice it to say that they have almost ensured their relegation, and even the best of efforts from here on would not be enough to get them out of this mess.
Meanwhile, this match-up is a blessing for the Magpies. They are going through a worrying spell at the moment, and this is an opportunity for them to post a huge win, and get their confidence back.
In addition, Steve Bruce’s men also have a great h2h record against this rival over the years.
Likely, expect Newcastle to emerge victorious this Tuesday at the Bramall Lane.
Sheffield United vs Newcastle: Head-to-head (h2h)
- The latest encounter had taken place in June, and then the Magpies registered a 3-0 win at home.
- They have scored two or more goals in the past four straight games.
- They have kept clean sheets in three of the preceding five clashes.
- The last the hosts won at this ground was back in 1994.
- The visitors are on a winning run at this venue since 2007.
Sheffield United vs Newcastle Prediction
Chris Wilder’s men lost 2-0 on the road the last match-day, against Crystal Palace. In the meantime, Bruce’s men lost 1-2 on the road against Leicester.
Going on, barring a single win in the FA Cup, against a team from the lower division, the Blades were winless in 19 of their last 20 overall match-ups. In the process, they had lost 16 of their preceding 19 fixtures, and they are on a five-game losing run at home, and the last they won at home was back in July.
On the other hand, their counterparts have a winning record in h2h encounters since 2007, and they have scored two or more goals in all such games, disregarding just one meeting.
And at this venue, the last Wilder’s men recorded a h2h victory was back in 1994. Taking these stats into account, expect Newcastle to emerge victorious this Tuesday.
Sheffield United vs Newcastle: Betting Tips
Draw No Bet: Newcastle @ 2.20 (6/5)
Newcastle to Win Either Half @ 2.25 (5/4).